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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 7, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
Psalm 27:1,7-9,13-14
Philippians 3:17--4:1
Luke 9:28-36

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's First Reading and the Gospel we hear mention of *fear* -- the "terrifying darkness" that Abram experienced and the overshadowing darkness on Tabor which made the Apostles, Peter, James and John grow fearful.

These images of fear often resemble the fear we experience in our own lives, of the times when life-changes so impact what has been stable, that we're thrown off base and for a time may become uncharacteristically fearful. It is in these moments that we need to remember "the rest of the story."

For we who believe, the rest of the story is, what followed times of darkness, fear and confusion was an extraordinary manifestation of God. Let us not be afraid of darkness, uncertainty or even things that by all human reason should make us fearful, but instead trust in God, who is the Lord of Creation and Lord of our lives (if we'll allow it).

Bolstered with such an awareness we, like the psalmist, may say:

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear.
(Psalm 27:1) - Donna Nelson, ocds
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)


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